NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Curoverse has raised $1.5 million in seed money that it will use to develop commercial software products based on Arvados, an open-source computational storage platform that was developed to support Harvard's Personal Genome Project.

The funds raised in the round include investments from Hatteras Venture Partners, Point Judith Ventures, Common Angels, MassVentures, and Boston Global Ventures.

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In Nature this week: factors affecting the success of whole-genome sequencing for routine clinical diagnosis, and more.

A large meta-analysis from an international team reports that nature and nurture have about an equal overall influence on human traits.

The Lasker Foundation's Claire Pomeroy laments the state of NIH funding at Forbes.

Social media is changing how scientists discuss research, as tweets from University of Chicago's Yoav Gilad about a Mouse ENCODE paper have shown, Nature reports.

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This webinar will demonstrate how automated liquid handling workstations can reduce bottlenecks in library preparation for next-generation sequencing, enabling scientific advances in genomics research that were not possible five years ago.